2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Stage 2. Admission to Candidacy

Requires the passing of the comprehensive examinations, and approval of the dissertation proposal (see below for specific information regarding requirements for the comprehensive examinations). In certain programs, students may also be required to have completed all course work and fulfillment of special departmental requirements.  These should be specified in the departmental or program handbook.  Completion of this stage is referred to as Admission to Candidacy for the degree. Enrollment in dissertation credits is permitted only upon the completion of this stage.